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Can't say that I've seen my gauge move at all...besides initial warm up. Hmmm...sounds like something is wrong to me. The coolant was smoking and overflowing? How high does the gauge go? Past halfway? Almost sounds like a cooling problem to me. The temp dropping when you're driving could be just the product of the 40 degree air hitting the radiator.

 

By the way...I'm not an expert on the technical aspects of this engine...so don't take what I say as definite fact. But it's definitely something that would concern me if it were my car.

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this is my 1st super charged car.is it normal for temp to really vary.opened hood with car running.coolent smoking +over flowing a little bit.as soon as i started driving again temp dropped right away.is coolent over filled?? thanks

 

mine doesnt vary at all--and I saw 98 degree heat here this summer. Id let it idle a while, see if it moves,then drive around in 3rd and see if you see any movement.If you do, id bring it in soon--

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thanks blue,needle pinned on H. i was talking to someone maybe 10 min with car running.he wanted to see under hood.opened hood+thats when saw smoking coolant.when i took off needle dropped right away.i guess i`ll take by dealer tomarrow.

 

Is the fan turning on when you are idling? You should have heard it screaming.

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thanks blue,needle pinned on H. i was talking to someone maybe 10 min with car running.he wanted to see under hood.opened hood+thats when saw smoking coolant.when i took off needle dropped right away.i guess i`ll take by dealer tomarrow.

 

Something is definitely wrong then..the needle was all the way up? Yeah..get it looked at..and don't drive it til then to be on the safe side. Sounds like the fan is not kicking in or it could be the thermostat. These engines generate a ton of heat...so be careful.

 

Your temp needle shouldn't move noticeably at all.

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1st check the fuse for the fan

 

2nd thermostat problem. Are you getting heat to the interior via the HVAC?

 

3rd radiator cap. Yes a cap that does not bleed pressure off the system will cause it to over heat.

 

Easy way to check fan (if fuse is good). Pull the front of you car close to a wall..less then 2 feet (limits airflow), and let it idle. Watch temp gauge and listen/watch fan for action.

 

And BB is right don't drive car with this condition, way to many things can get damaged like this.

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hi blue,

yes ,service rep called me today,defect in fan causing fuse to blow.they ordered all parts today should get them tomarrow.they checked everything no damage to engine.i noticed slash in driverside front tire when car was on flatbed.at first they would replace tire at their cost about $250.called reg rep. i`m getting free tire.hope to have car back by weekend so i can start to enjoy it.

is there anything i should check when i pick up car .

one of my coworkers was mech.at ford dealer.he preped cars for delivery he says there no excuse for this.

does oil need to be changed?? thanks for any input.

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for the oil, id just check the dipstick to see if its burned from heat.It should be clear,if its not id have them change it.Ask the service rep to look at it with you.

Walk around the car to make sure they didnt add any nicks et al.I wondering if they can tell how hot it got--theres a black box, ask them if they can tell you.You didnt get any knocking did you when it got hot??

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You didnt get any knocking did you when it got hot??

 

Yeah, definitely take a good listen to the engine and make sure you don't hear anything out of the ordinary. Don't know how long you drove your car under the "hot" condition. It can really do some damage if it was driven for a long period of time...and if you were getting on the gas too.

 

Hopefully you called it quits before anything could be affected.

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thanks torched+blue,

when service rep called he said they checked+there was no damage + oil was fine.he also said the engine would shut down before any damage could be done??? i don`t think i put a total of 20 miles on the car.there was no knocking.

can they really tell if there`s damage?+will they tell you?i can`t help but think of those guys ripping my car apart.i called sevice rep today still waiting for parts.i traded in mint car with 3916 miles for this.ok i`m done crying.hope to get some good news tomarrow.

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thanks torched+blue,

when service rep called he said they checked+there was no damage + oil was fine.he also said the engine would shut down before any damage could be done??? i don`t think i put a total of 20 miles on the car.there was no knocking.

can they really tell if there`s damage?+will they tell you?i can`t help but think of those guys ripping my car apart.i called sevice rep today still waiting for parts.i traded in mint car with 3916 miles for this.ok i`m done crying.hope to get some good news tomarrow.

 

Sounds like you are fine then. Not sure about the engine having some kind of protection and shutting down on it's own - it would seem possible with the computer. But I don't have any knowledge of it.

 

Nothing is ever perfect..hopefully this will be your only issue with the Shelby and you can just enjoy it from now on.

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thanks torched+blue,

when service rep called he said they checked+there was no damage + oil was fine.he also said the engine would shut down before any damage could be done??? i don`t think i put a total of 20 miles on the car.there was no knocking.

can they really tell if there`s damage?+will they tell you?i can`t help but think of those guys ripping my car apart.i called sevice rep today still waiting for parts.i traded in mint car with 3916 miles for this.ok i`m done crying.hope to get some good news tomarrow.

 

well turn lemons to lemonade.If you ever do crater the engine,you can point out the overheating incident and point to that.Id even think youd have a case if you were out of the warrnty period.Id send a note to dealer and Ford documenting the incident and expressing concern about the engine life--ask them to confirm i writing that their view is theres no issue

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well turn lemons to lemonade.If you ever do crater the engine,you can point out the overheating incident and point to that.Id even think you'd have a case if you were out of the warranty period.Id send a note to dealer and Ford documenting the incident and expressing concern about the engine life--ask them to confirm i writing that their view is there's no issue

 

A very excellent idea Torched10! :yup:

 

I'd definitely do that S/SGT500.

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got car back today. everything cheched out fine.when i got home left car idling until fan kicked in.it`s pretty loud when it`s working.lol

torched10 i`m going to have dealer document this incident.thanks for idea.+i`ll keep all my paper work.i`m off tomarrow looking forward to washing, waxing+then going for nice ride.

thanks: burning blue, torched10,chrisd,tdusseau,mach1 fever.for all your help!!!

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